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Pandemic

Discussion in 'Exhibition Lounge' started by EightBitTony, Mar 17, 2020.

  1. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    I wonder how much it will change? In the high level, of which Nottingham is, other than socialising in a house/indoors, nothing much has changed. Shops are open, restaurants etc are still open. Same for my location.
    Sarah was working at the market at the weekend. That is in Greater Manchester which has been subject to tighter restrictions for a while. She said it was heaving. The outside seating areas of bars and restaurants were packed.
     
  2. Trannifan

    Trannifan Well-Known Member

    The arts society I belong to in Mainz months ago started a Corona Virus gallery on it's website where we members could post pictures of our pandemic related art. The city council in Mainz thinks that this a great idea and wants to turn it into a physical - real pictures on walls etc! - exhibition in spring 2021. Their optimism is great, I can only hope that, despite rising infection numbers, the bulk of the population continues to behave reasonably and doesn't sabotage any easing of existing restrictions and cause the council to drop the idea.
     
  3. EightBitTony

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  4. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    Still busier than I thought it would be.
     
  5. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    Definitely busier than first lockdown, but then, the restrictions this time aren't quite as severe. The only shops that are open are essentials, and there's a lot of accommodation very near-by and in the city centre. For the people in that accommodation the city centre is their 'local shopping centre', so while some shops are open, there's always go to be a level of people out on the streets.

    Shots are other moments would show that street, and the cross-roads at the bottom utterly deserted.
     
  6. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    I went out for a ride on the bike yesterday. The permission to drive to an exercise location seems to have caused a migration from town to country. Around Delamere Forest it was heaving with people. I was going to try out my new camera but I just kept going.
     
  7. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

  8. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    I don't know what we will end up with here.
    I think it will be a drip drip case addition for ever! Where that will put us in the Tier system, goodness only knows. We just have such a regular flow of people on and off the Islands and going to far flung places for work too, that we are well and truly stuffed.
     
  9. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    It'll become another illness to handle like the flu, treatment for infections will improve, vaccines will improve and become normal. There is hope near.

    The graph of infections vs. hospitalisations shows the genuine impact of the vaccine for the good. The end is in sight even if it's still a few months away.
     
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  10. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

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  11. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    Yep, I grabbed a bunch of signs, notices and the like today. In Nottingham, the vast majority of the street markings have faded and almost completely gone if they were done in paint, some big vinyl-style stickers remain though.

    I found this amusing.

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  12. Dan S

    Dan S Well-Known Member

    It does feel like an end to it all is nearing. I feel that I can breathe again.
     
  13. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

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  15. zx9r

    zx9r Well-Known Member

    Looks like Tony found lots of people, I was up in the City (London) on Friday and it was like a ghost town still, great if you are into architectural photography but it is getting to something when you have to wait for people to appear in the frame.
     
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  16. EightBitTony

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  17. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    And so it's July 19th, 2021. Restrictions in England are officially gone.

    I wonder how many people in this shot went clubbing last night for the first time in 16 months?

    [​IMG]July 19th 2021 by Tony Evans, on Flickr
     
  18. zx9r

    zx9r Well-Known Member

    It aint like that in South London, we still have to mask up on public transport and a little walk to the shops this afternoon showed that the Sainsbury's Local still had a door counter and still needed masks, the local estate agent and optician still have closed doors and are by appointment only. The high street is still a ghost town so as far as I can see no change at all.
     
  19. zx9r

    zx9r Well-Known Member

    Following on from my comments re. London still effectively in lock down.
    [​IMG]Happiness- Denmark Hill 2021 by Keith Hudson, on Flickr
    Kahn's project fear still requires face masks on public transport, including when waiting on the out door platforms of a station. They play announcements reminding you that Met and transport police are patrolling, sometimes in plain clothes to issue fines and remove you from the transport system if you fail to comply.
     
  20. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    When people are too stupid, selfish or just plain nasty to have regard for their fellow citizens, a sharp rap over the knuckles is the only remaining option. :(
     

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